Scents Inspired by Neil Gaiman by Our Sponsor Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

newmainOn the off chance that you haven’t figured it out by now, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab makes some eccentric and unusual stuff. Perfumes inspired by comics and roleplaying games are just the start, though. To prove that they understand their audience and know we require the very best, most magical and delightful, they have a series of lines inspired by the work of none other than Neil Gaiman.

Which flavor of Gaiman do you prefer? There’s the American Gods collection, which beautifully evokes the curious gods and goddesses of the novel, while telling a story at the same time. For the younger set (but no less mysterious) there’s the Coraline series, which has our heroine described in “dry grass, clean skin, and a little bit of mossy berry.”

Neverwhere art by Enrique Alcatena
Neverwhere art by Enrique Alcatena

If you’re looking for something with a bit more whimsy, there’s the Stardust series, which features Tristran, Victoria, Lady Una, and others like The East (“the scent of the winds beyond the wall: bluebonnet, passion flower, freesia, jasmine tea, mint, thyme, and redcurrant”) or Fairy Wine (“an ethereal vintage, steeped with dandelion, honey, and red currants”).

Want mystery? Look no further than the Neverwhere collection. There’s a whole cast of colorful characters to turn to, including the Marquis the Carabas (“A splash of bay rum, leather, dusty black wool, massoia bark, and opium residue”), Door (“Golden honey, nicotiana, blue chamomile, and cistus”) and Hunter (“Leonine amber, tanned hides, clove, and clary sage”).

For all the Gaiman fans out there, truly these are scents you can’t miss. For the full line of Neil Gaiman inspired fragrances, visit Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s page, and stay tuned for more!

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